A chipped tooth can destroy the image of a smile. The damage will draw the eye right away, distracting from the attractive elements of a smile. Thus, if you have a chipped tooth or teeth, finding a solution is a top priority. To learn your options, read below as your Rochester MN dentist, Dr. Calcagno, looks at three procedures that can repair your chipped tooth/teeth.
Three Solutions for Chipped Teeth
- Dental bonding. Dental bonding uses a composite resin to repair the damage done to a chipped tooth. The composite resin is the same durable material used in white fillings. Using this material, your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, will reshape your tooth. She will then harden the resin with a curing light before smoothing it and polishing your tooth to complete the restoration.
- Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are a good option when multiple teeth are chipped. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain designed to replicate the appearance of natural teeth. These shells are attached to the front of teeth to mask the damage and create a new and beautiful smile.
- Dental crowns. A dental crown may also be used to repair a chipped tooth, depending upon the severity of the damage to it. Dental crowns are used to reinforce weakened teeth to ensure that no further damage occurs. Thus, if the damage is more serious, a dental crown is a good option for repairing the tooth. The strength of the dental crown will protect the tooth, making further damage unlikely. However, it is important to note that dental crowns also offer impressive cosmetic results. Today’s dental crowns are typically made with ceramic materials that mimic teeth down to the smallest details.
Schedule a Visit with Your Rochester MN Dentist
Would you like to repair your chipped tooth/teeth to enhance your smile? If so, contact your Rochester MN cosmetic dentist, Dr. Calcagno, today at (507) 281-3659 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding communities.